Dismissing Python Garbage Collection at Instagram

By dismissing the Python garbage collection (GC) mechanism, which reclaims memory by collecting and freeing unused data, Instagram can run 10% more efficiently. Yes, you heard it right! By disabling GC, we can reduce the memory footprint and improve the CPU LLC cache hit ratio. If you’re interested in knowing why, buckle up!

https://engineering.instagram.com/dismissing-python-garbage-collection-at-instagram-4dca40b29172#.mf5lv4rkd

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